Korea trip

Posted on 15th, April, 2015

I visited Korea from March 23rd to the 27th with one of my best friends. It was her 4th time and my second time going to Seoul. We stayed in Hyehwa at a little hostel she really likes.

I was really excited to shop for cosmetics and eat food you can’t really find in Japan. Most shopping was done in Myeongdong since it has all the stores concentrated together. Prices have gone up since the last time I was there and since the yen is so weak it was hard to go as crazy as I wanted to. :fa21 Shopping was fun but also kind of stressful. For one thing, people are kind of pushy… no one says excuse me. Store clerks lure you in and then follow you like a shadow silently until you buy something then they just disappear. :fa5 There’s more but, basically, customer service varies a lot from store to store. :cat2

Cute store right around Myeongdong station.

We met up with my friend’s very kind friend and he helped us out a bunch. He taught us some words and it’s interesting since there are some words that are the same or very similar to Japanese.

I automatically default to the peace sign when getting my picture taken…

Got tricked into visiting the YG building… it’s a great looking building!

Right across the building there’s this wall with lots of writing on it.

Street food was amazing, as usual. I wish Japan had street food like it, the kind that comes and goes. The only thing I see in Osaka is old guys selling roasted sweet potatoes.

Fried shrimp that didn’t make it into the picture